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NICOLAS MDED and NICOLAS side girder deck with a more than five-fold ratio payload and tare weight!

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Mar 052014
 

NICOLAS MDED and NICOLAS side girder deck with a more than five-fold ratio between the payload and tare weight comfortably master the endurance test on a difficult route across the Apennines 

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The Marcianise-Rosara route which crosses the Italian Apennine mountain range is a challenge in itself: featuring 350 km of steep gradients, tight corners and difficult road conditions. Aliani Project S.r.l., a long-standing customer of the TII Group, transported a transformer along this route on behalf of the GETRA company and which was to be used at the TERNA power plant in Rosara. Aliani therefore decided to use a vehicle combination that consisted of a NICOLAS MDED platform trailer and NICOLAS side girder deck (width and height-adjustable) with a 230 tonne loading capacity and 41 tonne tare weight – altogether this corresponds to a factor of 5.6 (tare weight/payload ratio).

The dimensions of the transformer were a very compact 10.5 x 3.9 x 4.5 metres – a concentrated load which the NICOLAS MDED easily took in its stride. The excellent payload/tare weight ratio kept the weight of the total combination as low as possible – clearly a decisive advantage when negotiating steep inclines. In addition, the NICOLAS MDED has an extremely low platform height of 755 mm.

Bridge? No problem, with its low platform height of 755 mm, the NICOLAS MDED ensures a low overall height during transport.

Bridge? No problem, with its low platform height of 755 mm, the NICOLAS MDED ensures a low overall height during transport.

34-tonne axle load, a steering angle of up to 55° and a broad range of accessories for a wide variety of applications turn the NICOLAS MDED into a versatile and efficient vehicle that is being successfully used around the world. Continue reading “NICOLAS MDED and NICOLAS side girder deck with a more than five-fold ratio payload and tare weight!” »

Goldhofer’s Girder Bridge “Faktor 5” goes to South America

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Feb 282014
 

The new high girder bridge from Goldhofer, with its pioneering payload-to-deadweight ratio of 5:1, is now on the road in South America.

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The vehicle, which is used to transport heavy lift shipments, is operated by Goldhofer’s customer Transportes Pesados Itajaí (Transpi), headquartered in the city of Blumenau in Santa Catarina State (Brazil).

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The SCHEUERLE InterCombi proves itself once again through the transport of a 243 t transformer

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Feb 052014
 

In 1972, the legendary “Heuler” vehicle from SCHEUERLE entered service with the DB heavy transport group. Right up to the very end of its working life, the vehicle stood out on account of its high pulling force, traction and driving speed.

Waiting for the starting signal: the 243 t transformer on a SCHEUERLE InterCombi.

Waiting for the starting signal: the 243 t transformer on a SCHEUERLE InterCombi.

The flexible and robust SCHEUERLE InterCombi SP module with an axle load of 36 t fulfils a similar purpose but has nothing else in common with the “Heuler”. Considerably quieter, more powerful and more maintenance-friendly than its aging predecessor, it impressively proved its capabilities once again through a DAHER-HCS transportation assignment.

The plan was to transport a 243 t transformer. With the help of the SCHEUERLE load distribution lifting device, this was fixed on a SCHEUERLE InterCombi SP with 2 x 10 axle lines. At 10.2 metres long, 3.4 metres wide and 4.5 metres high, this was indeed a concentrated load that demanded the highest level of concentration by the driver, load supervisor and transportation manager. The journey started at 21:15 at the Amprion sub-station in Winnenden. Continue reading “The SCHEUERLE InterCombi proves itself once again through the transport of a 243 t transformer” »

Overview of various Hydraulic Gantries Systems

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Jan 132014
 

An Ingenius system, designed for Bay Crane in New York by HLI in Houston, enabled them to lift Power Generation equipment to large heights

 

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Shark Link System

Shark Link Heavy Lift System Presentation

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Egytrans achieves Milestone in Egyptian Transport and route development

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Dec 292013
 

Egytrans/ETAL safely delivers 2×233 Tons Trafos by barge and trailers at Giza North Power Station

Loading into river barge in the Port of Alexandria

Loading into river barge in the Port of Alexandria

Egytrans being the pioneer in the Egyptian heavy lift and transport industry that it is; it did not shy away from taking on the large project of transporting two 233 ton transformers. The ordeal of transporting such large pieces of cargo along with additional equipment and accessories of general cargo was no easy task, but again Egytrans proved to be the company with the professionalism and eye for detail to take on this arduous task. Continue reading “Egytrans achieves Milestone in Egyptian Transport and route development” »

New 500 tons hydraulic Gantry System for Wagenborg

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Dec 262013
 

Wagenborg recently introduced  a new 500 tons hydraulic gantry system in its equipment fleet.

The new 500 Tons hydraulic Gantry system of Wagenborg

The new 500 Tons hydraulic Gantry system of Wagenborg

This gantry system facilitates the loading and unloading of heavy lift in spaces with limited headroom. The new unit combines the most modern techniques, and operational advantages concerning assembly time, efficiency and safety. Continue reading “New 500 tons hydraulic Gantry System for Wagenborg” »

Biggest-ever load transported on Britain’s roads crawls to destination at 4mph

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Nov 182013
 

Biggest-ever load transported on Britain’s roads weighing more than a SPACE SHUTTLE crawls to destination at 4mph

  • Giant transformer and specialised transporter vehicle weighs 640 tonnes – more than a space shuttle
  • In total it is 100m long and 5m wide and took up two lanes of the motorway to Avonmouth Docks in Bristol
  • Vehicle caused 13-mile long tailbacks when it wound its way along the M4 at a 4mph crawl
  • The trip took nine months to plan and is the biggest logistical challenge of its type attempted in the UK
The generator transformer is the second and largest of three being removed from Didcot power station as part of its decommissioning programme

The generator transformer is the second and largest of three being removed from Didcot power station as part of its decommissioning programme

The epic undertaking took a team of six nine months to plan and 20 staff accompany it on the journey

The epic undertaking took a team of six nine months to plan and 20 staff accompany it on the journey

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2508878/Biggest-load-transported-Britains-roads-weighing-SPACE-SHUTTLE-crawls-destination-4mph.html#ixzz2l1pUidUU
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Record 560 tons Heavy Transports in Czech Republic with Girder Trailer over 290 kms

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Nov 082013
 

The TWO biggest transports ever done in Czech Republic  in terms of its size, weight and distance as well as the method and routing used.

Each journey was about 290 km with about 560 t on the road.  See video and pictures below:

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Power for Pitea arranged by Wagenborg

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Oct 042013
 

Recently, Wagenborg Nedlift again took care of a special transport to a special destination. This time, the destination was the northern port city of Pitea in Sweden.

P1010118 (Large)In this area of North Sweden, a giant wind power park is constructed, named Markbygden Project. For this purpose, the nearby substation had to be extended.

P1010162 (Large)First of all, the 295 tons transformer was collected at the fabrication shop in Nijmegen, Netherlands and transported per barge to the port of Rotterdam.

Floating sheerleg Matador took care of transshipment into seagoing vessel at the quayside of Broekman Special Projects at the Waalhaven port. MV Dagna, a multipurpose vessel chartered by Wagenborg Shipping, shipped the giant to the Swedish port of Norrköping.

Ship transport up to Pitea port was not possible due to lack of a suitable quayside nearby the final destination.

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Rolling out of a Heavy Trafo from a deep barge with a double wide Goldhofer Platform trailer

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Sep 152013
 

This project was executed by the Thailand based transport contractor Silamas

The new high girder bridge Cap. 500 T with Silamas transport Thailand

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Brazilian Transport contractor LOCAR transporting heavy Trafo

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Sep 102013
 

During my recent Seminar in Sao Paulo, I visited the Port of Santos and on my way to Santos met this Transport

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This transport combination existing of 2×16 axle lines of Goldhofer platform trailers is equipped with a girder bridge to support the heavy Trafo. SOURCE: LOCAR Continue reading “Brazilian Transport contractor LOCAR transporting heavy Trafo” »

Heaviest load ever transported over public roads in Texas!

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Jul 142013
 

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TxDOT's Heaviest Load

Crawling along at 10 miles per day, TxDOT recently oversaw the transport of a mammoth 1.7 million pound Toshiba Stator. Continue reading “Heaviest load ever transported over public roads in Texas!” »

Jul 062013
 

The topsides of the DolWin alpha converter platform, a giant offshore ‘power socket’ that will connect the Trianel Borkum-West II offshore wind park with the power grid of the German mainland.

Dolwin A 187-06-07-2013c It is a crucial part of HVDC DolWin1, a high voltage direct current link under construction which should which includes a 165-kilometre-long (103 mi) bipolar cable. Here the DolWin alpha converter platform is parked at Mammoet’s DAILY COLLECTION OF MARITIME PRESS CLIPPINGS 2013 – 187 Distribution : daily to 26100+ active addresses 06-07-2013 Page 23 head office at Schiedam waiting for further transport to its final offshore destination, the DolWin area in German North Sea. There it will be positioned on top of the already installed jacket in July 2013. Note: this image was taken by a camera lifted by a kite on June 30th 2013. Photo : Hans Elbers – www.fotovlieger.nl (c)